TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program

TMA launched the Accountable Care Leadership Program hand in hand with TMA PracticeEdge, a physician services organization designed to support physicians in taking advantage of new payment models. 

Applications are currently being accepted for the Class of 2017. Apply by January 6, 2017.


About the Program
The Accountable Care Leadership Program was developed in partnership with UT Dallas, with a primarily online curriculum adapted from the school's Healthcare Leadership and Management for Physicians certificate program.

Participants in the 10-month certificate program focus on topics like communication skills, teamwork, and population health management, that are meant to help physicians adapt in a rapidly changing environment that demands more accountability and proof of value for the health care dollar. Physicians can access lectures, readings, quizzes, and case studies 24/7, putting in an estimated ten hours of homework every three weeks. The curriculum is divided into three main sections designed to impart practical skills relevant to all specialties. Click here to see a course sampling, or download the 2016 program brochure (PDF).

After ten months, physicians earn a certificate from UT Dallas, plus continuing medical education credits from the American Medical Association and TMA. Program features:

  • 95+ hours of CME 
  • Access to colleagues for networking and mentoring
  • Opportunities to hear from industry leaders and visit with payers 
  • Self-study course, with the ability to work at your own pace, from your desktop
  • Two weekend trips to Austin to share best practices and learn from experienced physician leaders

Be a Physician Leader

Are you interested in TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program? Applications are currently being accepted for the Class of 2017. Deadline is January 6, 2017.

Download the 2017 brochure (PDF)
Accountable Care Leadership Program sample curriculum 
FAQs: Accountable Care Leadership Program

Accountable Care Leadership News and Program Updates
For a more in-depth look at the program, read the November 2015 Texas Medicine article, Creating Leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program Graduates Its First Class, or view recent news and related information:

Be One of Tomorrow's Physician Leaders - Action, Nov. 16, 2015
TMA PracticeEdge Moving Forward With Five ACOs, CCM, GPO - Action, Oct. 1, 2015
Visit TMA's Accountable Care resource center

Email with additional questions about the program.